The owners of a Brookline condo approached Feinmann to solve three pieces to a puzzle: the first piece was to recreate in a smaller space the kitchen they loved and left behind when they downsized. Another piece of the renovation puzzle was to provide enough space for the husband who bakes bread and the wife who bakes fine pastries to be able to work side by side. The final piece of the puzzle was to design a display space for the teapot collection and cookbooks they had amassed over many years.
The solution to the puzzle involved using a color scheme similar to their previous kitchen, building a bookcase with two window seats across from the working kitchen area, and providing sufficient counter area to roll out dough.
We created an “L” shaped work area that contains the Thermador refrigerator, and a long, butcher block countertop for rolling dough, with fluted glass cabinets above and natural oak cabinets below. We also designed a generous island that contains a sink on the working side, a microwave and a seating area on the window side of the island. The red-stained island base and cabinets we provided are made by Greenfield, with Estridge style slab doors and a Silestone countertop. A gas cooktop and two deluxe Bosch ovens with left swing doors are on the short part of the “L” configuration. The remaining cabinetry is quarter-sawn white oak, also from Greenfield. On the wall leading into a guest room and office, a floor-to-ceiling set of Greenfield cabinets were installed that house garages for mixers and other baking equipment. Above that are cabinets with vertically reeded glass; below is additional storage.
The homeowners brought several of the features from the kitchen in their former home which had been published in “Great American Kitchens.” The couple traded their old kitchen table for a plentiful island in their new kitchen with three WAC Clarity pendants providing accent lighting. Recessed lights and LED under-cabinet lighting – plus natural light from the windows – amply illuminates the space.
Photography by Eric Roth
We highly valued Steve Prittie and Steve Dumas for their helpful, patient and customer-centric attitude. They were very considerate of our neighbors in the condo building throughout the project… and this contributed to an overall positive experience for us. We recognize both of them for excellent service…and are extremely happy with the results in our condo.